|Barked: Sun Mar 3, '13 5:45pm PST |
|I feed Orijen to my golden with yeast/allergy problems. Orijen is pricey (not ziwipeak pricey) but they just changed their formula to potato free. I'm very excited to start feeding this to my dogs. I feed the Orijen 6-fish formula. Grain-free and potato free. I also think it is very important to make sure you are adding a supplement for gut health. You need three things: enzymes, prebiotics (such as inulin and/or fructo-oligosaccarides "FOS"), and probiotics. Since the ph in dogs stomachs is so acidic many, if not most, of the probiotics we feed is probably killed. So, it's best to find a product that mentions it can be taken with or without food and it will survive stomach acid. Also, prebiotics are often overlooked. Pre-biotics are probably more important. Prebiotics feed the healthy bacteria already in the gut. Studies show that FOS feed healthy bacteria which in turn decrease unhealthy bacteria in the gut. Some very good products included: Mercola Complete Probiotics For Pets, Primal Defense Probiotic, Jarrow Inulin FOS, and Carmspack Sunday Sundae.
Orijen's website is in transition. It is not easy to find the information on the new formula. Here is a direct link to the .pdf file that shows detailed info of all the new formulas: http://orijen.ca/wholeprey/ORIDRYWEBBRO2012.pdf
If you decide to try this new formula, make sure you are getting the right stuff. The old formula (which is great, but contains potato) is still in stores. I buy from chewy.com who currently stocks both new and old formulas.
Edited by author Sun Mar 3, '13 5:55pm PST
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